Trinity Church - Growing and Going
Chapter 1 - Ministers
|1934||Rev. George Parsons|
|1934-1936||Rev. George D. Moralee|
|1936-1937||Rev. Owen R. Johnson|
|1937-1938||Rev. Fred Jones|
|1938||Rev. A. Gorton Edge|
|1938-1945||Rev. Willie H. Carter|
|1945-1948||Rev. Dr. Bernard E. Jones|
|1948-1953||Rev. Norman A. Baker|
|1953-1959||Rev. Sidney Tong|
|1959-1962||Rev. Eric Powell|
|1962-1967||Rev. Norman Robertshaw|
|1967-1972||Rev. Alf Shannahan, pictured with wife Joy and children Christopher and Justin|
|1972-1978||Rev. Kenneth Anderson|
|1978-1986||Rev. Malcolm Carter|
|1986-1994||Rev. Malcolm Creamer, pictured with wife Barbara|
|1991-||Rev. Geoff Pearson (of St. Bartholomews)|
|1992-1994||Capt. Roger Murphy C.A., pictured with wife Gill|
|1994-1997||Capt. Kelvin Bolton C.A.|
|1994-||Rev. David Nellist (of Court Hey Methodist Church)|
|1997-2007||Capt. Philip Clark C.A.|
No less than fourteen ministers served the Church at Liverpool Road in its fifty-year history. After only five years the people welcomed their sixth minister!
This was poor planning by the Methodist Church to treat any new cause in this way. It was neither fair to the minister and his family in terms of continuity and putting down roots and ideas into operation, nor to the people themselves, who no sooner became accustomed to one man's ways than they were confronted by his replacement. Nevertheless, the work grew in spite of this strategy.
George Moralee can still visualise "small groups of devoted men and women meeting in houses to pray and talk about the work of God or trying to run a huge Sunday School in well nigh impossible conditions".
Rev. Willie Carter was able to exert a long ministry during the war years and establish a pattern for others to build on.